Stanwood’s Viking Way Extension gets PSRC Funding

Project will connect the town center

Stanwood is working towards its vision for its town center, which includes a completed grid for connectivity and continuity for improved mobility and access to the business district.

PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program will provide $432,500 for the preliminary engineering and right of way purchase to support the second phase of Stanwood’s Viking Way Extension, a key element in improving the center’s circulation.

Phase 2 of the Viking Way Extension connects the Historic areas of Stanwood while providing safe cohesion between all types of transportation. It will improve access to the Amtrak Station and park-and-ride lot served by Island County Transit and Community Transit.

The extended street will be complete with fully compliant ADA ramps, sidewalks and crosswalks as well as a landscaped buffer to shield pedestrians from the roadway are included.

The project will also create new route for bikers right through the heart of Stanwood.

Between 2005 and 2019, PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors program has provided $21.4 million to support 42 priority projects in the region’s smaller towns and cities.